Shin Bet Thwarted 560 Terror Attacks in 2019, Chief Says

The head of Israel’s domestic security agency, the Shin Bet, revealed on Monday that his organization had thwarted 560 terrorist attacks in 2019. The Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot reported that...

Land of Milk and Honey Experiencing Butter Shortage

BY SAM SOKOL JERUSALEM (JTA) — The land of milk and honey has been short of one of the most commonly used dairy products: butter. Since early 2019, butter has become such...

Gantz Voices Support for Jordan Valley Annexation

Blue and White Party chair Benny Gantz announced on Tuesday that his party will work to annex the Jordan Valley after the March general elections, a potential significant move...

Jerusalem Restaurants Raise Awareness of Plight of Agunot

  Chefs from 12 leading restaurants have each created a special dish on their menus that expresses their personal concept of freedom as part of a unique initiative to raise...

Amar’e Stoudemire Signs With Maccabi Tel Aviv

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Amar’e Stoudemire has signed to play with the defending Israeli basketball champions Maccabi Tel Aviv, stirring calls of traitor from fans of his former Israeli squad...

Israel’s Chief Rabbinate Officially Recognizes Ethiopian Jews

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Chief Rabbinate has officially recognized the Beta Israel Jewish community from Ethiopia as Jewish. The ruling issued in November, but first reported Sunday by the Kan national...

IDF Data Shows Rocket Attacks Up, Terror Attacks Down in 2019 – The Israel Defense Forces released a report on Sunday summarizing Israel’s military activity in 2019. According to the report, terrorist acts declined in 2019, while rocket fire at...

Bagel Store: Almost Shabbos

Life is so different here. As we park our car and walk a half-block to the edifice that houses one of the so-called minyan factories, we sense a specialness...

Jewish Agency, JFN Provide Emergency Funds to Victims of Israeli Wildfires

The Jewish Agency for Israel and the Jewish Federations of North America will provide immediate emergency assistance to estimated 50 to 60 families in Mevo Modi’im and Kibbutz Harel...

Rockets Fired at Israel from Gaza; Israel Retaliates

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s military carried out airstrikes on terror group installations in Gaza on Wednesday after terrorists launched rocket attacks on southern Israel. Four rockets launched in the...
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USHMM Works to Preserve Evidence of the Holocaust

By Rochelle Miller The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. is in a race against time to collect and preserve the evidence of...

Jewish News Wins 18-Month Legal Battle Against Polish Nationalist Group

BY KATARZYNA MARKUSZ WARSAW, Poland (JTA) — A London-based Jewish newspaper did not have to use the term “German Nazis” an appeals court in Warsaw ruled,...

House of Rothschild & Royal Wine Celebrate 30 Years

Tristate restaurateurs, caterers, and foodies will be the first to sample and stock up on the newest in fine kosher wines, spirits, and creative...

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